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  • Writer's pictureJohanna Rasmussen

Ivone Palencia Releases Video Message to the Community.

Finding Gratitude and Hope in the Midst of Tragedy


Redwood City resident Ivone Palencia sent out a personal video message to the community today, thanking everyone for their prayers and support.


Ivone Palencia and her family were critically injured in an automobile crash in Sonoma County on the afternoon of Saturday, April 10, 2021.


Witnesses say DUI suspect Agustin Delariva was traveling in excess of 70 MPH when he plowed into the Palencia-Valesquez family. All four members of the Palencia-Valesquez household were in the car at the time of the crash.


Ivone and her mother remain hospitalized. Her brother has been transferred to an acute care facility that specializes in traumatic brain injuries. Ivone's sister is now at home recovering after being readmitted for surgery a little over a week ago.


As you will see in the following video message, Ivone's profound courage, strength, and hope are truly inspiring.


For more information on the Palencia-Valesquez family, please visit www.thenido.org



Justice For The Palencia-Valesquez family.


The Sonoma County District Attorney has filed 13 charges against Delariva in this case.


Charges Inlude:


DUI Causing Great Bodily Injury/Death, Felony Hit & Run, Driving a Stolen Vehicle "Joy Riding", Causing Great Bodily Injury/Death while in Commission of A Felony, Prior DUI Enhancement, Driving on a Suspended License Revoked for DUI, Driving Without an Interlock Alcohol Detection Device, and Possession of over 8lbs of Marijuana.


Delariva is scheduled to appear in Sonoma County Superior Court on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 8:30 am in Department 9.


Members of the public are encouraged to listen in via the Courts live audio stream at www.youtube.com/channel/UCxKKSfoD7IbUfSGvLLLtKRg



Bay Area Communities Rally To Support Family Devastated in DUI Crash


A Fund has Been Established for the Palencia-Valesquez at https://gofund.me/67b091a1


Sign the Online Petition asking the Sonoma County Superior Court to increase Bail for the suspect in this case, to ensure he will not have the opportuntity to harm anyone else while he awaits trial in the case, please go to www.change.org/justiceforredwoodcityfamily



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